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2020

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Reasons to stand by Convite Carranguero

In this short video “Soy hijo de campesinos” of Jorge Velosa Ruiz, Shows the importance of farmers and the great labour of them. in OCATI we feel very proud of them and thats why we stand by Jorges words. ¡Stand by farmers!

2020

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Reasons to stand by Convite Carranguero

In this short video “Soy hijo de campesinos” of Jorge Velosa Ruiz, Shows the importance of farmers and the great labour of them. in OCATI we feel very proud of them and thats why we stand by Jorges words. ¡Stand by farmers!

2020

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020

We attend the Fruit Logistica 2020 in Berlin, our whole stand was focused on the purple passion fruit, the golden berry and the pitahaya Palora from Ecuador.

2019

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Apoyo al Convite de Cuna Carranguera 2019

OCATI continues to support the Cuna Carranguera treat, this year it was held in Tinjacá, Boyacá on August 17 and 18, 2019. “The carranga —music that comes from the peasant tradition of the Colombian Andean mountain range, whose epicenter has been Boyacá — has just had its XII National Convite Festival in Tinjacá (Boyacá) […]

2019

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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2019

We attend the Fruit Logistica 2019 in Berlin, our whole stand was focused on the purple passion fruit as the new summer fruit.

2019

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Cytotoxic effect of Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)

This experimental biological study was carried out in the Research Unit in Natural Products and the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxic activity of Gooseberries on Prostate Cancer and Renal Carcinoma Cells.

2019

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Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana) with potential anti- inflammatory properties

Study carried out in Peru stated that ‘Withanolides’ derived from Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana) demonstrate important anti-inflammatory activity.

2018

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Ocati was nominated as one of the finalists at the ‘Emprender Paz Awards 2018’ in Colombia

The award identifies, recognizes and socializes experiences of business development and strengthening or employment linkages that benefit the company and its value chain and that in turn promote the inclusion of the population affected by conflict.

2018

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018

We will assist to the ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018 in Hong Kong, visit us at our stand Hall 3, booth 3X08

2018

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Invitation to Convite Cuna carranguera

OCATI supports one year more the convite de Cuna Carranguera, this will take place in Tinjacá, Boyacá the 4 and 5 of August on 2018. We want you to be there.

2018

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First medicine for diabetes with cape gooseberry extract

According to the National University of Colombia: The properties of this exotic fruit to lower glucose levels were tested in vivo in animals and it is expected that the phytotherapeutic product will be marketed.

2018

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Recognition Effie Award, Natura Foundation

We are proud to have participated in the Effie Award recognition received by Fundación Natura and its Carrera Verde initiative in the Positive Change-Environmental category due to its communication efforts, generating a positive impact on society and, successfully, contributing to the purpose of the organization.

2017

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Granadilla´s straw

This is the way how children´s enjoy our creation, easy to use, fun, practical, and the best of all, simplifies the consumption of granadillas. Try it!

2017

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Health-promoting compounds in cape gooseberry

According to this study carried out in 2016, cape gooseberry has a high content of potassium and phosphorus compared to other fruits. The content of phenolic compounds (which may play a role in the inhibition of carcinogenesis), in cape gooseberry, is higher than that reported in fruits such as mango, pineapple and banana.

2017

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Carranguero treat: dawn of a new rurality

In a recent article in the newspaper “El Espectador” they mention the carranguero convite as the dawn of a new rurality since it rescues peasant values ​​and traditions from various regions and makes new proposals that contribute to the dynamic local culture.

2017

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Cachalu Biological Reserve

Ocati has been collaborating in the renovation of the research center of the Cachalú Biological Reserve, located in the Colombian eastern mountain range in the department of Santander. This reserve protects Andean oak forests, together with the fauna-flora present in them, in particular some species of birds and plants unique to the country and the world.

2017

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Tenth national music and peasant art convention Cuna Carranguera

OCATI proudly supports one more year, the tenth invitation of Cuna Carranguera, this will take place in Tinjacá, Boyacá on August 5, 6 and 7, 2017. You can’t miss it!

2017

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Nature Foundation green run

OCATI supported the green race by donating gulupa to the participants; This race is focused on conserving the country’s forests; For each corridor, 3 trees are planted. The race was held on February 19 in Bogotá and March 26 in Medellín.

2017

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GLOBALG.A.P GRASP Certification

OCATI recently obtained the GLOBAPG.A.P GRASP* certificate related to the packing plant and some of its farms. One of the purposes of the company is to be able to obtain this certificate for many more crops. Note*: Good social practices of the Global Gap

2017

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Engulupate!!

The moment of the gulupa arrived; well known in Europe, little known in Colombia. A relative of passion fruit, less acidic, sweeter, it impresses with its rich aroma and different flavor. Get it at Carulla or at our point of sale located in Chía (Km 1 via Chía-Cota), in a presentation of 3 ready-to-eat units.

2017

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Two 52-million-year-old Physalis fossils found

52 million years ago the physalis already existed. A group of researchers has found two of these fossilized fruits in Patagonia, Argentina. Dating forces us to rewrite the evolutionary history of plants.

2016

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Analysis of bioactive compounds in cape gooseberry and changes in these compounds during heat treatment

According to a study carried out by a food engineer from Wageningen University, they found, among others, that vitamin C and beta-carotene in cape gooseberries are much more stable during thermal processes than in other fruits.

2016

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History of the gulupa, from the seed to the table

The moment of the gulupa arrived; well known in Europe, little known in Colombia. A relative of passion fruit, less acidic, sweeter, it impresses with its rich aroma and different flavor. Get it at Carulla or at our point of sale located in Chía (Km 1 via Chía-Cota), in a presentation of 3 ready-to-eat units.

2016

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The granadilla skinny, innovation for the Fruit Logistica 2017 fair

According to an article published by “Fruit Logistica Spotlight 2017”, they comment on OCATI’s innovation to eat granadillas in a fun way and without getting dirty.

2016

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Uchuva, the natural weapon against diabetes

In a recent article, the Cromos Magazine, mentions the different benefits and properties of the cape gooseberry, among them, helping to prevent the factors that trigger some deadly diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

2016

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Analdex and Procolombia awards to exporting companies

We are proud to have been chosen by Analdex as a Great Exporting Company of 2016; The aspects that were taken into account were: commercial behavior, product diversification and destination diversification, technological development and innovation, sustainable development, personnel development and training, corporate social responsibility and support for regional growth.

2016

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Video of the "9th Convite of Cuna Carranguera"

Do not miss the summary of the “9th National Convite of Peasant Music and Art, Cuna Carranguera” sponsored by OCATI, where 236 artists participated and 32 concerts were held, among many other activities.

2016

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Asia Fruit logistics- Freshplaza

Ocati will be present at Asia Fruit Logistica (Hong Kong, Sept 7-9) with an innovative proposal where it will present the production of different countries in order to meet the continuous demand of customers.

2016

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Innovation in packaging boosts fruit exports

Recently, OCATI was named in an article in “La República”, where they mention the innovation that has been developed in terms of the presentation and packaging of fresh fruits, thus highlighting our straw for passion fruit.

2016

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Invitation to the 9th National Convite of Peasant Music and Art Cuna Carranguera

OCATI is very proud to sponsor the “ninth National Convite of Music and Art Campesino Cuna Carranguera” to be held in Tinjacá on August 13, 14 and 15.

2016

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We were in Alimentec Bogotá

Ocati this year was serving Colombian customers at the Alimentec fair organized by Anuga

2016

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Invention to eat granadillas easily- Freshplaza

An article in “Freshplaza” shows Ocati’s new tool to consume granadilla without having to get your hands dirty.